Release Date Sept. 10, 2007
“Aiming for Excellence in Mathematics Teacher Education” was the title of the seminar recently attended by Kathleen Long, mathematics professors. The Math TEKS Connections (MTC) project is funded through the Texas Education Agency as part of the Texas Math Initiative. The MTC has evolved into a complex project, with a mandate to develop and disseminate professional learning opportunities to K-12 mathematics teachers, administrators, teacher educators and pre-service teachers. The three-day seminar for mathematics educators from Texas community colleges, universities, and alternative teacher certification programs provided hands-on exploration of the materials and offered concrete guidance on integrating MTC materials into pre-service curricula. Long said she already has integrated some of the new tools into her teaching, and was pleased to have her current teaching style re-affirmed by what she learned.
Some of the best Midas® mechanics in the Dallas - Fort Worth area are expected at Brookhaven College September 8th for the Midas D-FW Top Gun Competition in the Automotive Technology Department’s facilities. Midas takes pride in its mechanics, known for their work and their word, so top technicians will compete for the award. Midas is one of the world’s largest providers of automotive services, including exhaust, brakes, steering, suspension, and maintenance services. Don Jones and David McNabb, automotive technology professors, will represent the college at the event.
Anahita Sidhwa, astronomy professor, recently returned from the “Hands-On Universe: 2007 Conference” at Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California , Berkeley . The event brought together a consortium of many schools and colleges that teach astronomy using current images from observatories and remote telescopes across the world. The International Asteroid Search Campaign is also part of the Hands-On Universe project. This college took part in the asteroid search earlier this year. The Minor Planet Center, the international clearing house for this kind of information, has accepted 10 of the objects discovered by Chaz Hafey, lab coordinator for the astronomy program; Ervin Caldwell, a student; and Anahita Sidhwa.
Seventy-six (76) returning 10th-grade and 93 new ninth-grade students of the Early College High School at Brookhaven College spent a busy first two weeks immersed in their new classes, meeting new instructors and participating in a day-long follow-up Sky Ranch iLead experience. Their dual credit courses include ITSC 1401, Introduction to Computers, a variety of physical education courses, and PHED 1304-Health for Today, which is only for 10th-graders. The high school students also joined the fun at the SPAR-sponsored all-campus Welcome Back activities on September 5th.
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